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At the Kokin Healing Center, we're all about education. We love to empower our patients to learn how to take good care of their bodies; and we're always learning ourselves. In that spirit, the Healing Blog is a place for us to teach and to learn. We hope you enjoy these posts and share them with friends, family and colleagues.

  • Use Butter, Use Oil: It's Time to End the War on Fat

    In the June 23, 2014 edition of Time magazine there is an article entitled "Ending the War on Fat" by Brian Walsh. It raises a lot of questions, such as, why diabetes and heart disease are on the rise even though many health advocates promote eating low-fat? In fact, eating low-fat and increasing caloric intake from simple sugars and carbohydrates has created more problems with blood sugar metabolism, obesity, and artery disease more than ever before.  Read More...

  • 5 Tips for Relieving Your Headache Pain

    June is migraine and headache awareness month. Unfortunately, nearly 50% of the adult population experience headaches regularly but are inadequately treated. For those with persistent headaches, it's important to find the root cause. Chinese Medicine is ideal for getting to the bottom of your headaches by finding cause and building out a treatment plan that includes acupuncture, massage therapy, herbal medicine or a combination of the three.  Read More...

  • Naturally Inducing Labor with Acupuncture

    It has been a very exciting time at the Kokin Healing Center: in the past three weeks we have induced seven labors!

    Most patients ask me, "what exactly does that mean?"  Read More...

  • To juice or not to juice?

    I am often asked, "What do you think about juicing? What is the best way? What are the best ingredients? Will I lose weight?"

    Juicing is a great way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet. You must, however, be aware of how much fruit you are using. Some people end up using way too much fruit, exceeding the number of calories and grams of carbohydrates they would otherwise normally have in one day.  Read More...

  • Treating My Son with Acupuncture

    We treat kids with acupuncture on a weekly basis. Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at my son's school about Chinese Medicine and then, by week's end, helping him get through an injury of his own.   Read More...

  • Attain Harmonious Digestion with a Simple Glass of "Cleanse" Tea

    Although not so pleasant to talk about, sluggish digestion — including constipation, bloating, gas, and discomfort — is an extremely common complaint.  Read More...

  • Insomnia & Our Loose Leaf Tea Collection

    With life being so stressful, sometimes it is very difficult to simply go to bed at night. I have seen many types of insomnia, such as difficulty falling asleep, or getting up through the night and not being able to fall back asleep.   Read More...

  • Sinus Congestion: Acupuncture and Immune Boosting Soup

    This week, I treated approximately 34 cases of sinusitis. It was a record! One of the best and most successful ways to alleviate sinus congestion and pain is with acupuncture treatments. With allergy season being all year long, coupled with many colds and flu viruses going around, it is very easy for the sinuses to become congested.   Read More...

  • Conquer Cold and Flu Season!

    This week we've seen a tremendous amount of patients fighting off the common cold, the flu virus and even stomach viruses. Virus prevention starts in the home. Keeping your counters wiped down with antiviral and antibacterial sprays, changing your toothbrush, and washing your hands regularly are a great start.  Read More...

  • Reduce Sugar to Lose Weight, Boost Energy and be a Healthier You

    Figuring out how to take off those extra pounds, keep your stress down, and  live a healthier life may seem like a daunting and seemingly impossible task, but simply reducing sugar will truly make a difference. Here are some easy tips to follow that will lighten your load!  Read More...

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